a German flag waves and a protester holds up a sign that says "tolerance Nazi"

Is there a ‘Nazi emergency’ in the German city of Dresden?


The number of far-right extremists in Germany is up by a third in 2019. “Everyday there are police reports about swastikas and Hitler salutes; it has become a part of everyday life,” said Max Aschenbach, who proposed the “Nazi emergency” motion in Dresden.

A mural of a white bird, chain and rose painted on the Berlin wall and a person walking by it

Artists in Germany fear backlash after far-right party wins big

A supporter of the anti-Muslim group PEGIDA in Dresden, Germany.

One simple word defines Germans, but Germans don’t agree on what it means

Global Politics
Participants take part in a demonstration called by anti-immigration group PEGIDA, a German abbreviation for "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West", in Dresden January 5, 2015.

Never mind the cross, Germany’s ‘anti-Islamization’ movement isn’t really Christian

A man waves a German flag during a PEGIDA demonstration last month in Dresden, Germany.

Germany’s anti-Islamization movement has faltered, but its grievances remain

A woman holds a sign during a demonstration organised by anti-immigration group PEGIDA, a German abbreviation for "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West", in Dresden December 22, 2014.

Why other European cities might be frightened by the events in France this week

Global Politics

From the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices to the bloody end of a nationwide manhunt, events in France this week have laid bare the fault lines with, and within, the country’s Muslim population. That tension extends far beyond France’s borders, and into almost every other European country.

New documentary looks at development of skateboarding culture in East Germany

Arts, Culture & Media

During the Cold War, all things Western were either forbidden or held in deep suspicion among officials east of the iron curtain. Yet, somehow, the culture of skateboarding that cropped up in California made it into East Berlin, where it thrived. A new documentary looks at that evolution.

Dresden Peace Prize Given to an Ex-Soviet Soldier Who Didn’t Do His Job

Arts, Culture & Media

Former Soviet Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov was awarded the Dresden International Peace Prize for not doing his job.

Germany Questions West-to-East Aid

Global Politics

Since German reunification in 1990, trillions of dollars have flowed to what was once East Germany. But now in tough economic times, some in the former West now question whether the investment is worth it.

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Women’s Soccer World Cup Quarterfinals


The Geo Quiz is all about a river in Frankfurt and US versus Brazil on Sunday.